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VU Hoops Feb 2, 2023
State of the Nova Nation podcast: Out of Sync

State of the Nova Nation podcast: Out of Sync

VU Hoops The Wildcats are swept by Marquette after a 73-64 defeat The State of the Nova Nation podcast releases new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. The podcast is also available for free on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! You may also listen to the newest episode at the very bottom of the post. Episode Description: Pat recaps Villanova’s late night loss to Marquette and explains why the feeling of deja vu is so prevalent for this Wildcat team. He details the themes that have held the Cats’ back this season and illustrates...
VU Hoops Feb 1, 2023
Villanova goes cold late in 73-64 loss to Marquette

Villanova goes cold late in 73-64 loss to Marquette

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Another close back-and-forth game slipped away from the Wildcats late. The Villanova Wildcats seemed unfazed and confident in a hostile environment, taking it to the No. 14 Marquette Golden Eagles — but then the last six minutes happened. Like numerous times throughout the season, another close back-and-forth game slipped away from the ‘Cats in crunch time. Villanova held a narrow four-point lead, until Marquette took control of the final six minutes and stormed ahead to win 71-64. “They just made some tough plays down the stretch,...
VU Hoops Feb 1, 2023
Marquette: The Game Chat

Marquette: The Game Chat

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports Wednesday, February 1, 2023 8:30pm ET Villanova Wildcats (10-11, 4-6) vs. #14 Marquette Golden Eagles (17-5, 9-2) KenPom: Villanova: 72 | Marquette: 8 Where: Fiserv Forum | Milwaukee, WI Game Preview TV/Streaming: FS1 Watch on FuboTV Odds by DraftKings: Villanova +6 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Happy February! Villanova heads to Marquette to face the 14th ranked Golden Eagles at Fiserv Forum. This is your game thread for discussion. Have fun... and be kind to...
VU Hoops Feb 1, 2023
Villanova’s Justin Moore thrilled to be back, as ‘Cats shift attention to Marquette

Villanova’s Justin Moore thrilled to be back, as ‘Cats shift attention to Marquette

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports Justin Moore is shaking off the rust and some post-game soreness, but it’s all worth it after a long recovery process. As the Villanova Wildcats prepare to face off against Marquette, Justin Moore is shaking off the rust and glad to be back competing, after being a full participant in practice for about a month. After a long recovery process, he didn’t have the Providence game in mind originally, but he returned with his family's support and the knowledge that he felt ready, then informed Villanova coach Kyle Neptune that last Sunday was...
VU Hoops Jan 31, 2023
Villanova Basketball 2022-23 game preview: No. 14 Marquette Golden Eagles

Villanova Basketball 2022-23 game preview: No. 14 Marquette Golden Eagles

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Marquette has found more consistency in its second season with Shaka Smart at the helm. The good: Justin Moore is back. The bad: After a tough loss to Providence, it doesn’t get any easier for the Villanova Wildcats. Their grueling February slate begins with a midwest road trip and their first stop is at Marquette. Villanova heads to Milwaukee with a 10-11 record and a 4-6 mark in Big East play. The Golden Eagles are riding with a three-game winning streak. They’re 17-5 overall and 9-2 in Big East play, which puts them in a three-way...
VU Hoops Jan 31, 2023
State of the Nova Nation podcast: Justin Moore Returns

State of the Nova Nation podcast: Justin Moore Returns

VU Hoops The ‘Cats fall to Providence at Wells Fargo, but Justin Moore’s return signals a move in the right direction. The State of the Nova Nation podcast releases new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. The podcast is also available for free on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! You may also listen to the newest episode at the very bottom of the post. Episode Description: Emma and Pat discuss Villanova’s 70-65 loss to Providence at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday afternoon, but first, they talk about the most exciting news of...
VU Hoops Jan 29, 2023
Villanova falls short in Moore’s return, lose 70-65 to Providence

Villanova falls short in Moore’s return, lose 70-65 to Providence

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports The Wildcats suffered another tough loss, but the silver lining may outweigh the temporary setback. It was a warmer than usual late-January morning outside the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia as the Nova Nation anxiously awaited the news they have been wishing for all season long. The parking lots were filled with spirited fans and friends alike intermingling with the overlapping Philadelphia Eagles fans. The combination of the two fan bases made for a truly unique game day experience for Villanova students and created an atmosphere...
VU Hoops Jan 29, 2023
Providence: The Game Chat

Providence: The Game Chat

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via ‘Cats host Top 25 team with the Friars in town. Sunday, January 29, 2023 12pm ET Villanova Wildcats (10-10, 4-5) vs. #23 Providence Friars (16-5, 8-2) KenPom: Villanova: 72 | Providence: 31 Where: Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA Game Preview TV/Streaming: FS1 Watch on FuboTV Odds by DraftKings: Villanova TBD Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. After a 9-day break, Villanova returns to action against the 23rd ranked Friars on a busy sports day in...
VU Hoops Jan 28, 2023
Game preview: No. 23 Providence Friars

Game preview: No. 23 Providence Friars

Robert Goddin-USA TODAY Sports For the first time this season, at the Wells Fargo Center, Villanova faces off against Providence. The Eagles-49ers isn’t the only big game in town on Sunday afternoon, as the Villanova Wildcats return from a bye week of their own to take on the Providence Friars at the Wells Fargo Center. The Wildcats enter with a 10-10 overall record and a 4-5 mark in conference play. They last completed their regular season series sweep of Georgetown and St. John’s. Now, they’ll get their first look at Providence this year. As for the Friars, they...
VU Hoops Jan 26, 2023
Fan parking, info for Sunday’s ‘Nova-PC game

Fan parking, info for Sunday’s ‘Nova-PC game

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports With the Eagles playing in the NFC conference championship game and the ‘Cats taking on Providence, it’s going to be a fun Sunday, but also a hectic one getting into South Philly. If you’re going to the game, here’s some information that may be helpful and useful to you on Sunday. While there were some potential talks earlier in the week about moving the venue or adjusting tip-off time due to the Philadelphia Eagles and the Villanova Wildcats nearly overlapping with each other, those ideas have been squashed. The game times and...
VU Hoops Jan 24, 2023
Jalen Brunson to have Villanova jersey retired in February

Jalen Brunson to have Villanova jersey retired in February

Photo by Elsa/ He’ll be honored during halftime of the Feb. 8 home game against DePaul at Finneran Pavilion. It was only a matter of time. Two-time national champ and standout Villanova point guard Jalen Brunson is set to have to jersey retired during the Wildcats’ home game against DePaul at Finneran Pavilion on Feb. 8. The team announced the news on Tuesday afternoon. “Jalen put together one of the most amazing Villanova Basketball careers ever,” said Villanova coach Kyle Neptune in a statement. “His remarkable will and work ethic left an indelible mark on...
VU Hoops Jan 20, 2023
Slater, defense lifts ‘Nova to 57-49 win over St. John’s

Slater, defense lifts ‘Nova to 57-49 win over St. John’s

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Villanova completes the season series sweep of the Red Storm, thanks to big overall defense and a second-half spark from “Jimmy” Slater. Villanova is no stranger to Madison Square Garden and over the years, it has gotten some clutch play from its seniors. While it wasn’t a pretty game, Villanova head coach Kyle Neptune was happy to see his Wildcats grind out another victory, this time a 57-49 win over St. John’s to complete the regular season series sweep. He shared his praises for his team and a certain individual. “It was...
VU Hoops Jan 20, 2023
St. John’s: The Chat

St. John’s: The Chat

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ ‘Cats head to MSG... Friday, January 20, 2023 7pm ET Villanova Wildcats (9-10, 3-5) vs. St. John's Red Storm (13-6, 3-5) KenPom: Villanova: 76 | St. John's: 61 Where: Madison Square Garden | New York, NY Game Preview TV/Streaming: FS1 Watch on FuboTV Odds by DraftKings: Villanova +4 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Villanova looks to sweep the season series with the Red Storm as they travel to Madison Square Garden to play St. John’s. This is your game thread for...
VU Hoops Jan 18, 2023
Wednesday’s Arizin: Daily links for Jan. 18

Wednesday’s Arizin: Daily links for Jan. 18

Happy Wednesday! Here are your daily links to start the day: Women's basketball: Wildcats double-up Xavier in 76-38 win - Villanova UniversityIn BIG EAST women's basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Finneran Pavilion, the No. 22 Villanova Wildcats tallied a convincing 76-38 win. Maddy Siegrist creeps up closer to the all-time Villanova scoring record. Softball: Back-to-Back BIG EAST Champion Villanova Selected Second in Preseason Poll - Villanova UniversityVillanova enters the 2023 season fresh off its first two BIG EAST titles, and the Wildcats will look to compete for...
VU Hoops Jan 17, 2023
Tuesday’s Arizin: Daily links for Jan. 17

Tuesday’s Arizin: Daily links for Jan. 17

Happy Tuesday! Here are your daily links to start your day: NCAAW: WNBA prospect Maddy Siegrist leading Villanova Wildcats - Swish AppealWhen it comes to gaudy individual statistics, look no further than Villanova’s Maddy Siegrist, who is putting together a senior campaign worthy of National Player of the Year discussion. Her ability to score anywhere from the floor has put the Wildcats near the top of the Big East standings, and most would agree that she’ll hear her name called in the 2023 WNBA Draft, should she choose to declare. Knicks: 3 East All-Star favorites Jalen...

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    Jordan Longino

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  • Brandon Slater

    Brandon Slater

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    Eric Dixon

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